UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education took part in II Eurasian Humanitarian Forum held on July 11-12, 2017 in Ufa, the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation. The event was devoted to development of technical and vocational education, including the high-priority tasks of training skilled workers for advanced branches of industries.
The Forum brought together participants from 11 countries (Armenia, Belarus, Italy, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Russia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam), including the heads and representatives of the ministries of education, National Commissions for UNESCO, institutions of vocational education, business and industry, UNESCO Associated Schools. The Forum was organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, the Government and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Bashkortostan, and the Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan for UNESCO.
Tatyana Murovana, the Program Specialist at UNESCO IITE, presented the activities of the Institute related to promotion of digital competences in vocational education within the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers and the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Curriculum for Teachers. In addition, Tatyana Murovana delivered a master class in MIL where special attention was paid to ways of assessment of information reliability, completeness and relevance, understanding of characteristics of new media, social networking algorithms and digital services as well as development of effective behavior strategies in today’s intense world of media and information.
As a result of the Forum, participants adopted the Resolution calling on governments of interested states to intensify the dialogue in Eurasia on vocational education and training, and suggested considering the establishment of the network of institutions of vocational education in the framework of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project and under the auspices of UNESCO, highlighting specific aims, targets and project activity for this level of education.